Agenda for BevNET FBU Boston 2014

Last updated: March 19, 2014. Lineup subject to change.

8:30AM - 9:00AM Registration & Breakfast
9:00AM - 9:05AM Welcoming Remarks - John Craven, Founder/CEO BevNET, and Jeffrey Klineman,Editor-in-Chief, BevNET
9:05AM - 9:25AM Lessons of an Entrepreneur, Three Times Over - Clayton Christopher, Founder, Sweet Leaf Beverages, Rhythm Superfoods, Deep Eddy Vodka
9:25AM - 9:50AM Brand Design Best Practices - Paula Grant, Partner, Flood Creative
9:50AM - 10:15AM From Kitchen to CoPack - Kim Greenfeld, Co-Founder, Campo Verde Solutions
10:15AM - 10:40AM Routes to Market - Charlie Moro, President, CFS Consulting
10:40AM - 11:00AM Break & Networking
11:00AM - 11:25AM Understanding the Retail Channels - Debbie Wildrick, Chief Advisor, Metabrand
11:25AM - 11:40AM The New Priorities of Convenience - Joe Hamza, VP Sales & Marketing, Tedeschi's Food Shops
11:40AM - 12:00PM Life in the Mix - Shane Emmett, CEO, Health Warrior
12:00PM - 12:25PM Basic Growth Planning for New Food and Beverage Enterprises - Bob Burke, Founder, Natural Products Consulting Group
12:25AM - 12:45PM Growth Stages and Where to Chase Capital - Mike Burgmaier, Managing Director, Silverwood Partners
12:45PM - 2:00PM Lunch & Networking
2:00PM - 2:20PM Capital Availability and What Investors Want - Janica Lane, Managing Director, Healthy, Active and Sustainable Living, Piper Jaffray
2:20PM - 2:30PM Early Stage Capital Approaches - Zac Zeitlin, New Ground Ventures
2:30PM - 2:40PM Early Stage Capital Approaches - Ben Lee, Circle Up
2:40PM - 2:50PM Early Stage Capital Approaches - Tom First, First Beverage Group
2:50PM - 3:00PM Early Stage Capital Approaches Panel Q&A with Zac Zeitlin, Ben Lee and Tom First
3:00PM - 3:25PM Panel: The Incubator Alternative - Jordan Gasper, AccelFoods; Clayton Christopher, Incubation Station; Eric Schnell, Metabrand
3:25PM - 3:45PM From Education to Exit - Pete Lescoe, Founder, Food Should Taste Good
3:45PM - 4:00PM Productive Boards - Brad Barnhorn, Investor and Board Member for Food and Beverage
4:00PM - 4:20PM Break & Networking
4:20PM - 4:30PM Introducing the Capital Connector - Andrew L. Share, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP
4:30PM - 4:45PM Brewing Alternative Support for the Small Food and Beverage Business - Risa Sherman, Manager, Philanthropy and Cause Marketing, The Boston Beer Company; Ana Hammock, Vice President of Lending, Accion
4:45PM - 4:55PM Growth Funds - John Burns, Managing Partner, Raptor Consumer Partners
4:55PM - 5:05PM Growth Funds - David Thibodeau, Managing Director, Wellvest Capital
5:05PM - 5:15PM Growth Funds - Julian Steinberg, Managing Partner, ACG
5:15PM - 5:30PM Growth Funds Panel Q&A with John Burns, David Thibodeau and Julian Steinberg
5:30PM - 6:30PM BevNET FBU Boston Cocktail Reception - Adult beverages + networking with conference attendees.